Missy Amschwand Bellinger
As one of the original board members, Missy Amschwand Bellinger co-founded ASCF with late husband Tom in 2001. Prior to joining ASCF full-time as President and Chief Executive Officer, Missy was Executive Vice-President/Administrator of Patient & Public Affairs for Harris Health (formerly Harris County Hospital District). Missy has her Master in Public Health from UTHSC School of Public Health & an undergraduate degree in Government from University of Texas at Austin.
Missy is a member of the Junior League of Houston. She is a native Houstonian whose interests include travel as well as spending quality time with her husband James & daughters MaryAnna & Ava.
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Monica is a transplant from “Corporate America” whose heart for service has consistently pulled her toward the nonprofit sector. Her strong business acumen, strategic financial planning skills, experience leading capital campaigns, background in bioengineering and personal passion for ASCF’s mission uniquely prepare her to serve ASCF as we grow and evolve. Having multiple close encounters with family members and friends impacted by the life-changing diagnoses of cancer, she is inspired by the work of ASCF. Here she hopes to continue to build and expand the reach of the organization and the resources that are available for those seeking a shelter from the storms that cancer can wage on a family.
Most recently, Agostinelli worked as Vice President of Internal Audit for Waste Management. Monica and her husband Chris have two children - Aiden and Annalise - who are the entertainment and joy of their lives.
Manager of Cancer Families & Media Relations
It is Jennifer Berko's passion to help provide shelter, support & dignity to cancer families. When Jennifer lost her mother-in-law to cancer, a fire fueled inside her. Today, Jennifer works to provide the type of support services she feels that her mother-in-law and those like her deserve.
Jennifer is a former television news anchor, reporter & company spokesperson. For many years, she had a deep interest in helping others make healthy lifestyle choices. Eventually her interest led her to start her own health consulting business. During that time, she met ASCF’s co-founder and all of the stars aligned. She has since been a volunteer cancer family navigator for ASCF. Jennifer is a native Houstonian who cherishes time with her husband and two sons. In her free time, she enjoys exercise and helping others maximize their own health potential.
Manager of Operations & Data Management
An Austin native, Madelon McGrenera later graduated from Texas Tech University and eventually her family made their way to Houston now calling H-town home. Madelon served in a number of volunteer roles for ASCF prior to joining A Shelter for Cancer Families' staff. Her vast experience, professional polish & attention to detail have enabled Madelon to provide a much needed level of support to ASCF. In her role with ASCF, Madelon helps oversee the implementation of ASCF's strategic approach to fundraising which includes major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, corporate donations, grant solicitation, capital campaigns, special events & in-kind resources.
When not working for ASCF, Madelon & her husband Ryan can be found cheering for son Grady on the ball field or supporting daughter Reese in her acting & singing endeavors.
Originally from Arizona, Tina Worrell moved to the Houston area as a young child & later attended the University of Houston, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1994. She spent a brief time in industry before completing the academic & professional requirements to became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). With experience in many industries, Tina specialized in internal audit & fraud investigations. In 2008, she started her own firm. As ASCF planned its strategic growth, Worrell was contracted to serve as bookkeeper to streamline accounting practices, ensure transparency & provide for an efficient check & balance system. Since then, she has served in that role adding great value to ASCF including automating online donor processing & recognition.
Today Worrell enjoys working with several clients including ASCF. When not number crunching, Tina & husband John enjoy supporting sons Evan & Luke both on & off the field. Tina also enjoys traveling, reading & spending time outdoors with her dogs Casey & Mazy.